Monthly Archives: September 2012

Men’s Lacrosse Opens up Fall Ball Season

Ellensburg, Wash.-The CWU Men’s Lacrosse team will begin their Fall Ball season next Saturday on October 6th and 7th in Hillsboro, OR as they take part in the Fritz Hayes Memorial Tournament. The Wildcats will play six games against five different opponents, all of which are part of Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL), except for Humboldt State. The schedule is below and will take place at two different locations. On Saturday competition is at 53rd Avenue Sports Fields and on Sunday the tournament will move to Hillsboro Stadium.

Saturday, October 6th
53rd Avenue Sports Fields
Time Home Away Field
9:00 AM Portland vs. Central Washington 1
10:00 AM Portland State vs. Lewis & Clark 1
10:00 AM Western Oregon vs. Humboldt State 2
11:00 AM Southern Oregon vs. Humboldt State 1
12:30 PM Lewis & Clark vs. Portland State 1
12:30 PM Western Oregon vs. Central Washington 2
1:30 PM Central Washington vs. Portland 1
2:30 PM Humboldt State vs. Southern Oregon 1
2:30 PM Western Oregon vs. Lewis & Clark 2
3:30 PM Portland vs. Portland State 1
3:30 PM Central Washington vs. Southern Oregon 2
Sunday, October 7th
Hillsboro Stadium
 Time Home Away Field
10:00 AM Western Oregon vs. Central Washington 1
10:00 AM Portland vs. Southern Oregon 2
11:00 AM Portland State vs. Humboldt State 1
12:00 PM Western Oregon vs. Lewis & Clark 1
12:00 PM Southern Oregon vs. Portland State 2
1:00 PM Portland vs. Humboldt State 1
2:00 PM Central Washington vs. Lewis & Clark 1

Women’s Rugby Announces “A Match for Hope” (Prom Dress Match)

September 21st 2012 Ellensburg, Wash.-The Central Washington Women’s Rugby Club has come together with Whitman’s Women’s Rugby Club and have scheduled a “Prom Dress Match” with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer. The event is scheduled for October 12th,2012 at 4 p.m. The Women’s Rugby team is very excited about the event and Club Vice-President Heather Johnson said, “It will provide a fun atmosphere for our team to come together, while also raising money for Breast Cancer.” The match will be a friendly between both clubs, before they begin their PNRFU Division II season. The match will take place at Nicholson Rugby Pitch.

Demo Day Success

Sept. 19, 2012 Ellensburg, Wash.- Central Washington University Collegiate Sports Clubs Demonstration Day a.k.a “Demo Day” was a resounding success and an excellent kick-off of the upcoming competition year for clubs. With all 24 clubs participating, 408 new recruits came to meetings and practices all over campus. Even though the air quality was not up to par, it did not affect the clubs’ ability to recruit new members. Practices were canceled and clubs held meetings to inform new students how they can get involved. “Every meeting I attended was full of new faces excited about the opportunities to participate” said Sport Club Graduate Assistant Derek Tomasone. The club with the most new recruits for the day was the Archery Club with 40 potential new members. Demo Day is an integral part of Collegiate Sport Clubs and its recruiting process.

Swimming Co-Hosting Intramual Swim Meet

CWU Intramurals and the CWU Swim Club are partnering once again to host an Intramural swim meet on campus. Swimming will commence at 7:30 p.m. and finish up by 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd. The program is filled with 11 events ranging from the 100 meter freestyle to a kick board relay. “This will allow students to have fun time,” said CWU Swimming President Eric Williamson, “and give the club another avenue to recruit interested athletes.” The club competes under the United States Masters Swimming Organization and placed 16th in nationals last spring.

CWU Rugby Announces Recruits

CWU Head Coach Tony Pacheco has announced his 2012 recruiting class as well as the 2012 Fall Competition Schedule. Pacheco said, “The men coming into the program significantly boosts the national profile of CWU Rugby.” The recruits include 13 student-athletes from Washington, California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Montana.  Not only do the incoming ruggers come from all over the United States, their size is all over the place. Ranging from Hobie Sisk (6’5″ 265 Lbs.) a Juanita High School (Kirkland, WA) graduate, to the other end of ruler with Austin Haecherl, a native of Hopkins, MN at (5’6″ 160 Lbs.). The 2012 class also includes two West Valley High School of Yakima products, Jose Serrano (5’10” 160 Lbs.) and Ronnie Roosendaal (6’2″ 180 Lbs.). The Wildcats also picked up Max Narewski (6’0″ 200 Lbs.) who will make the longest trek to campus arriving from Dowington, PA via Bowling Green where he was a Collegiate 7’s All American this past summer playing under Pacheco. CWU Rugby also continued the growing trend of bringing student-athletes to Central from California. The Cats picked up teammates Beau Davis (6’1″ 205 Lbs.) and Doug McKinley (6’0″ 180 Lbs.) of Orinda, CA and Miramonte High School, Gavin Schang (5’11 210 Lbs.) a Lafayette, CA native. All three played for the California State Champions and Number 1-ranked High School program in the nation, La Morinda. Other Washington recruits include Dustin Melton (5’10 170 Lbs.) of Gig Harbor, WA and Micheal Alvernaz (6’3″ 185 Lbs.) of Kent, WA. Other out-of-state recruits include Zach Siemens (5’10” 190 Lbs.) of Minnetonka, MN who played and won with current Wildcats Tanner Barnes and Aladdin Schirmer in the U-20 World Trophy this past June. John Ray (6’1″ 190 Lbs.) of Missoula, MT, and Korbin Lindell (6’2″ 220 Lbs.) of Wales, WI round out the excellent 2012 class. Pacheco also added, “We are adding 13 high class, high integrity individuals that portray the ideals of CWU Rugby.”

2012 Class

Player Height Weight Hometown High School/College
Michael Alvernaz 6’3 185lbs Kent, WA Kentridge High School
Beau Davis 6’1 205lbs Orinda, CA Miramonte High School
Austin Haecherl 5’6 160lbs Hopkins, MN Hopkins High School
Korbin Lindell 6’2 220lbs Wales, WI Kettle Moraine High School
Doug McKinley 6’0 180lbs Orinda, CA Miramonte High School
Dustin Melton 5’10 170lbs Gig Harbor, WA Gig Harbor High School
Max Nawerski 6’0 200lbs Downington, PA Downington High School/Bowling Green
John Ray 6’1 190lbs Missoula, MT Sentinel High School
Ronnie Roosendaal 6’2 180lbs Yakima, WA West Valley High School
Gavin Schag 5’11 210lbs Lafayette, CA Acalanes High School
Jose Serrano 5’10 160lbs Yakima, WA West Valley High
Zach Siemens 5’10 190lbs Minnetonka, MN Minnetonka High School/Trinity College
Hobie Sisk 6’5 265lbs Kirkland, WA Juanita High School

CWU Sport Clubs Participates in Welcome Weekend Festivities

Wildcat Welcome Weekend is upon us once again and CWU Sport Clubs will be welcoming the new freshman with open arms. Sport Clubs will be participating in many events throughout the weekend including SURC-US, Movers and Shakers, and Sport Club Demo Day.


SURC-US will take place on Saturday, September 15th in the Student Union Building and Recreation Center. Sport Clubs will be tabling at the event as well as recruiting incoming freshman. SURC-US begins at 7 PM and concludes at 10 PM

Movers and Shakers

CWU Sport Clubs will help incoming freshman move into their new residence halls on Friday from 9 AM to 4PM. Mover’s and Shakers is a great program and helps incoming freshman meet current CWU students as well as starting a new life as a Wildcat.

Sports Club Demo Day

Demo day is the biggest recruiting day for CWU Sport Clubs and will take place all over campus from the swimming pool to the Rec Center. Sport Clubs will be holding practices and will allow freshman to come out and join in the first official club gathering of the school year. The schedule for Demo Day is below.